1. Hooray for a couple or reasons.

    23 October 2014

    One.

    We’ve just passed the 250 landmark for managed properties.

    Interesting fact. Most of our landlords own single investment properties. Lots of people are under the illusion that this is not for them and that the majority of owners are multiple investors. Our experience shows that this is not the case. More and more people are seeing good returns from their property investments. With bank interest rates continuing to disappoint there are attractive returns available.

    Why not contact us to find out what it’s all about?

    Two.

    Our Paul Reynolds has been elected as an Honoured Fellow by The National Association Of Estate Agents for services to the industry.


  2. Autumn and energy saving light bulbs. Bright idea.

    17 October 2014

    The weather has been so good recently it is hard to believe that the clocks will be changing soon and your heating bills will be on the increase. The property market is ticking over quite nicely. We’re selling houses, not every one we get but it’s not too bad. There’s still an active market so you don’t need to put off moving until the New Year.

    One thing for sure is that it will soon be dark at 4 o’clock. When you are showing a buyer around your house in the evening remember that you don’t want it to look dismal. Dim lighting won’t help.

    Energy saving light bulbs take a while to warm up so remember to put all of the lights on well before the buyer turns up. Better still, see if you can find some old fashioned 100 watt bulbs bu them and put them in temporarily.

     

     


  3. “Best Choice in Cramlington”



    Renown are the best choice in Cramlington by far. Lovely Staff.

    Paul Reynolds can be trusted & knows the area.

    ~ Reference line Testimonial

     


  4. Online estate agents? I don’t think so.

    14 October 2014

    There are lots of things you can do online very successfully… buy a book, book a holiday, organise a restaurant booking (  lots of books there )!  You know what I’m talking about don’t you?

    When it comes to selling a house it’s a totally different game. An experienced, licensed agent can help you in so many ways.

    There’s so much to do, so much to sort out, that you need someone qualified to help you. Someone that you can rely on for advice, to organise things, to do the jobs that you don’t want to do yourself. What if the house is vacant ? We do the viewings for you. What if the buyer isn’t straightforward?  There are thousands of instances where we are called on to sort problems out. That’s what you pay for, not for a listing on Zoopla.

     

     

     

     


  5. When is an offer an offer?

    10 October 2014

    That’s a good question. We had a conversation with a prospective buyer who wanted to know whether our client ( the owner of a house ) would accept an offer from her.

    When asked about her situation, she said that she had a house to sell and it hadn’t been put on the market at that stage. On further questioning we learned that she would need to sell her existing property before being able to buy.

    It was difficult to get the point across that we couldn’t really get very far without having  a sale and a completed chain. In simple terms: if you don’t have the money, you can’t buy. You can’t get through the checkout without the means to pay for the goods. See what I mean?

    So! The best course of action is to get your house on the market before starting to look for a new one and  make sure you can get the mortgage finance you need.

    Marketing advice and valuation is free of charge.

     


  6. ‘Dinner for Two’ ….on us!

    15 August 2014

    We have a new promotion running from this August….

    Dinner for Two

    ‘Dinner for Two’

    Sell your property via Renown Estate Agents and upon completion will present to you a voucher for a free ‘Dinner for Two’ at a choice of local restuarants!

    Completely free. On us!*

    Upon booking the restaurant, let them know that your meal is ‘on Renown’ and we will settle your bill.

     

    Terms & Conditions of ‘Dinner for Two’ offer:
    In order to qualify for this promotional offer you simply have to have sold a property through our agency and settled your account with us on completion.

    *Up to the value of £50.00

     


  7. Curb appeal?

    14 August 2014

    We saw an agent advertising a house with  curb appeal  the other week. Spell check needed there then. Even with a spell check ….. another agent friend of ours mentioned that one of his staff overseas the management department. The spell check wouldn’t have spotted that one. Another favourite of mine is the accommodation comprises of  which you see on a lot of agent’s descriptions. Eye just don’t no how peephole miss  these things. Bye the whey I did spell check this.


  8. Dragons versus Online Estate Agent

    4 August 2014

    I felt a bit sorry for the lad who tried to squeeze an investment out of Dragons Den this week for his pay per view online estate agency. Well , to call it an agency was stretching it a lot. The idea didn’t go down too well although Duncan seemed to be giving him the benefit of the doubt for a while.

    You would have to pay an up front fee and then pay for every viewing. No one to advise you, no one to negotiate for you, no one to do the viewings, write up your sales details or any of the hundreds of things an agent does for you.

    Everyone assumes that selling houses is easy. Can I just tell you that, very occcasionally, it is but more often than not it can be a very complicated process.

    You can paint your own house, service your own car, dye your own hair, teach yourself the guitar ( Ive been doing that for 30 years and I still can’t play a tune properly ), even dig your own grave.

    Or you can pay someone who knows what they are doing to do it for you. In our case that’s a maximum of 1% of what you get.


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